sábado, febrero 09, 2008

TXIRAPOZU

Hoy mi blog gira en torno a Jose Maria Ucelay y a su casa llamada Txirapozu.
Jose María Ucelay era un pintor extraordinario, único, muy especial como artista y como ser humano; aunque fuera vasco, su modo de hacer era tan individual que no se le puede clasificar dentro de ningún género pictórico. Yo le adoraba.

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viernes, febrero 08, 2008

MI SECRETO

videoisabel aguirre te ha enviado un vínculo a un blog:

Querida Blanca: Me ha encantado y emocionado este video por su sinceridad, siplicity y naturalidad, además de ayudarte a curar viejas y profundas heridas.Enhorabuena

jueves, febrero 07, 2008

FESTIVAL DE VIDEOS

festival de vídeo INPEX en INPULZTANZ festival de Danza



INPEX participará en INPULSTANZ (Festival de Danza en Alemania)a través de una selección que un jurado hará sobre los vídeos que se han ido cargando en el festival. Para más información y claves necesarias para cargar vuestros vídeos dirigios directamente a INPEX. Adjunto más información

http://www.inpex.se/

http://www.youtube.com/inpexness







SOMBREROS Y TXAPELAS

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miércoles, febrero 06, 2008

EXITO

Debido al éxito obtenido en Youtube con mi video "La pregunta", aquí lo facilito para mis queridísimos seguidores.
videoFernando Maura me ha hecho un comentario vía SMS que me ha gustado mucho, así que lo voy a trancribir:
"Tu blog refracta mis comentarios así que te lo envío por este medio. Es una maravilla de video: piensas que la pregunta jamás llegará a formularse, algo así como la tautología o el circulo vicioso permanente, la pregunta de la pregunta. Pero cuando llega a concretarse lacuestión te sacuden todo tipo de sensaciones: psicológicas, simpáticas y admirativas, lo mismo que el objeto fisonómica que propones. Enhorabuena."

AMASTE


http://www.disonancias.com/blog

conclusiones_PARTIDO_DEFINITIVO.pdf
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AMOR DE MADRE GANA TODO

Tengo CCarnaval 2008

AMOR DE MADRE, CAFÉ BAR BILBAO Y LA EXQUISITA, GANADORES DEL BARNAVAL 08
El Amor de Madre se alzó con el premio absoluto en hostelería de la XVI edición del Barnaval, por Vaya Fauna. Por su parte, el Café Bar Bilbao consiguió el premio especial al mejor disfraz y La Exquisita se hizo con el primer premio de comercios. El jurado dio una mención especial al Mercado de Deusto por su recreación de la época de los Picapiedra.
FOTOS DEL ACTO DE ENTREGA DE PREMIOS DEL BARNAVAL 07
FOTOS BARNAVAL- COMERCIO
FOTOS BARNAVAL- HOSTELERÍA VIERNES

FOTOS BARNAVAL HOSTELERÍA SÁBADO
MERCADO DE DEUSTO

Con orgullo y alegria os comunico que AMOR DE MADRE ha sido el ganador absoluto en el carnaval-barnaval. Desde aquí felicito a Marcela y a todo su equipo por llenar Bilbao de chispas y burbujas de luz y glamour.

LEOPARD

Supongo que ya os habré dicho que trabajo con Mac; cuando me inicié en la informática yo vivía en Los Angeles, iba a la Pepperdine University y allí solo existe Mac.
Pues bien, ayer asistí a un cursillo en el que explicaban el nuevo sistema operativo Mac Os X.5 tambien llamado Leopard. (el anterior, Mac Os X.4 se llama Tiger)
Es una gozada, creo que tendré que hacer el esfuerzo de cambiar todos mis aparatos dinosauricos y finalmente trabajar en una mesa minimalista.
Podeís asistir a una visita guiada de Leopard.

martes, febrero 05, 2008

LISSON GALLERY

http://www.lissongallery.com/files/8a7e3cf9.jpg

STAPLING

Si quieres saber un poco más de mí puedes ver el trabajo que hacía cuando vivía en Los Angeles.
Se llamaba "Stapling".
Manifiesto de artista

Mi vida y mi trabajo están tan sincronizados que es imposible separarlos. A veces aprendo cosas de mi vida a través de mis cuadros y viceversa.
La fuerza de mi vida me empuja con tanta fuerza que a veces tengo que inventar técnicas para realizar lo que mi entelequia requiere.
Esto es lo que me ha sucedido en la producción de mi último trabajo llamado "Stapling" llamado así por el constante uso de la grapadora.
Mi nueva vida en California, mi adaptación a esta cultura y a un estilo de vida libre, el ritmo tan rápido me invitan a dar un nuevo paso para expresarme. El resultado es esta serie de piezas relacionadas con la famosa Quilt (especie de colcha típicamente americana hecha de patchwork) como una manera de aproximación y adaptación a la herencia americana.
Así que aquí me encuentro, intentando encontrar mi propia sombra bajo el sol de California.

Artist Statement

My life and my artwork are in such harmony that it is impossible to separate one from the other. Sometimes I know about my life through my paintings, and vice versa.
The force of my life pushes me with such strength that I often need to invent new techniques in order to accomplish the requirements of my entelechy.
Such is the case of my recent series of mixed media artwork called "Stapling," because of the constant use of this tool.
My new life in California, my adjustment to this culture and free way of living - the rhythm, the pace - so fast - invite me to take a new step in expressing myself. The result is this new series of paintings related to the American quilt, as a way of approximation and adaptation to the American Heritage.
Here I am, trying to discover my own shadow under the California sun.

DESDE MI VENTANA

Te propongo que antes de ver la presentación actual, veas la "construcción-desde mi ventana".

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ARCO 2008

Brasil es el país invitado en Arco 2008

EXPOSICION EN SUECIA

Exposición en Estocolmo comisariada por Lisa Rosendahl

English summary

OPEN CALL is structured as an open submission exhibition – but without any jury. During autumn 2007, Röda Sten opened its doors to artists – irrespective of educational or professional qualifications – to submit a work of art in any media. The conditions for applying largely mirrored those set by another Swedish art institution, the Liljevalch Konsthall, whose open submission spring salon has been a regular feature on the Stockholm art scene since the 1920s. Röda Sten also has a past in inviting proposals and choosing by committee. This time, however, no jury had been appointed to choose the final artworks. Instead, a public selection process had been devised whereby 25 artworks were to be picked out at random and exhibited together:


  1. Each application is assigned a reference number.
  2. Five reference numbers will be selected at random by the Curator. The selections will be public; times and dates will be announced on the Röda Sten home page.
  3. The documentation of the five artworks corresponding to the selected reference numbers will be studied by the Curator until one factor common to them all has been discovered. This factor will be recorded.
  4. The process will be repeated for five days without ever repeating a reference number or a common factor.
  5. When twenty-five artworks have been selected, and five common factors have been discovered, the Curator will reduce them to one single common factor. This common factor will be the theme of the exhibition. The twenty-five artworks will be the content.

The selection method used in OPEN CALL is an appropriation of the artwork Time-Information Idea # 2 (1969) by the American Conceptual artist Donald Burgy (see page X). In Burgy’s work, a set of instructions forms a clearly defined structure within which the content is chosen at random. Burgy’s original instructions were altered to suit the conditions at Röda Sten, then used to randomly draw 25 artworks from the submissions, and systematically contextualise them in relation to each other. This publication is a documentation of that process.

Five days of repeatedly drawing submissions and searching them for meaning, led to five interim thematizations: 1) Between the self and the Other: states of alienation and affinity; 2) Boundaries – processes and passages; 3) Myth and Modernity; 4) Body Politics and 5) Kaleidoscopes. The final theme of the exhibition became Entropy. Entropy is a concept, taken from thermodynamics, which refers to the amount of uncertainty about, or disorder in, a system. It could also be understood as a measure of something that happens when one state is transformed into another. The game of Chinese Whispers can be used as a metaphor – entropy, in this case, is the difference between the initial message whispered, and the final message received by the last person in the chain of communication. In relation to OPEN CALL, the term should be understood as referring to the change a concept inevitably undergoes in the meeting with reality, as well as to all those elements – conceptual, material or otherwise – that were part of the exhibition’s conception, but remain invisible, unknown or uncertain. In relation to its thermodynamic meaning as “excess energy”, it could also be seen to refer to all that which is “left behind” in the advancement of a system – mechanical or ideological – such as art history, representative democracy, or a lottery.


OPEN CALL is a site- and context specific project in several ways. The exhibition has been conceived in a time when Swedish cultural policies are under review, and both art education and public funding strategies are undergoing significant change. More specifically, the project relates to Röda Sten, a cultural association positioned between public funding and grassroots engagement, which is currently changing its programming policy from a reliance on unsolicited artist proposals, to the initiation of in-house, curated exhibitions. As a freelance curator and new member of the Röda Sten programming committee, I felt that questions concerning notions of quality and ideology, subjective choice and the public sphere, and the division between “the professional” and “the amateur”, were important to ask.

Röda Sten is an organisation with a long-term commitment to “promote a broad understanding of art, and support a diversity of contemporary artistic practices”. I was interested in investigating the Röda Sten notion of “diversity” and decided to interpret their mission statement literally, making it the starting-point of my project. To invoke chance in this context was a way of leaving behind preconceived qualitative judgements – my own as well as those of Röda Sten – and in this way approach “diversity”. The choice of Burgy’s work, on the other hand, was informed by my personal circumstances and preferences, accentuating the tension between subjective and non-subjective choice within the context of a public art exhibition.

To use an artwork as a starting-point for an exhibition is nothing new. In OPEN CALL, the positions of artwork, artist and curator are shifted around, drawing attention to how those positions are traditionally defined, and instigating an alternative negotiation of responsibility between them. Art historically, OPEN CALL takes its cue from the Conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s, using the approach of Process Art to inquire if the process leading up to an exhibition should be considered as important as the exhibition itself. OPEN CALL is an attempt to disclose the process behind the making of one specific exhibition, with the aim to bring attention to conditions for public exhibitions in general.

Most importantly, OPEN CALL is an experiment; an invitation extended to what is commonly referred to as “the general public” without beforehand knowing what it would generate. I wish to warmly thank the 446 artists who participate in the project with their applications, as well as the 25 who have been randomly selected to exhibit their work at Röda Sten in February.

Lisa Rosendahl, Curator

January 2008

lunes, febrero 04, 2008

LA MIRADA INVISIBLE


Cuando Bego Intxaustegi, (que vuelve a estar en primera linea de actualidad por su exposición en Vanguardia de cuya inauguración hablé hace un par de días) organizó "La mirada invisible", la repercusión fue tanta que terminamos en el Guggenheim con los cuadros colgados y Bego hablando de su doble experiencia como artista y catedrática de la UPV y su apoyo a gente con problemas.

CINE

"Ahora o nunca" (Rob Reiner)
La interpretación es sensacional como era de esperar de esos dos monstruos, Nicholson y Freeman pero el guión es una especie de tópico tras tópico, vulgar y sentimentaloide; una lástima desperdiciar el talento de esos genios que transcienden el tiempo en una película tan falta de consciencia.

domingo, febrero 03, 2008

MI PINACOTECA

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CINE

"La escafandra y la mariposa"
Solamente un artista tan grande como Schnabel ha sido capaz de realizar semejante proeza.
Con una sensibilidad impecable y una realización muy pictórica, Schnabel nos lleva por los laberintos interiores de Jean Dominique Baudy para demostrarnos su buen hacer y su capacidad de comunicar lo más profundo de su protagonista.
Además de ser una excelente película premiada hasta la saciedad, es un canto a la vida.
Nos demuestra, una vez mas, que lo importante es estar vivo y que la vida es maravillosa.
Película basada en una historia real. Merece destacar el espléndido trabajo de Mathieu Amalric.
(recomiendo leer la entrevista a Schnabel en el enlace)